Haha. I'm here. Just finding it hard to find time to post. I wasn't offended by anything. I do wonder what you read by Wood. Things I've read online, published in the Guardian and some other review, were quite dull, but I've enjoyed his books a lot.
As for the Trollope, I'm sorry to say I'm not so interested. I very much enjoyed 'The Way We Live Now', the book I was reading on September 11, 2001, but feeling no desire to commit to one of the series, I just went ahead with 'Barchester Towers' only a couple years ago. After a slow start, it was enjoyable enough, but not so much that I'm ready to reread it now. If we're to read Trollope, my choice would be to choose the next most praised of all his novels, just picking it out of the series. I'm not sure what that is, and anyway it seems to be against your and Guillermo's inclinations. I suppose I could read just The Warden, but I don't feel much interest.
I'm reading 'Disgrace' right now. Enjoying it pretty well. It seems Murr suddenly died without finishing his story. Seems that if the book were to have his name, it should have ended with something from him rather than the part about Kreisler. I suppose I can start Palomar in three or four days.
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